URBAN INTELLIGENCE //
LONDON

London Fashion Week is upon us, and with it the promise of frantic movement around the capital.
But what to do/visit/eat with an unexpected hour to spare? Banu Ibrahim and the JOSEPH team tell you where when you’re there.

URBAN INTELLIGENCE //
LONDON

London Fashion Week is upon us, and with it the promise of frantic movement around the capital. But what to do/visit/eat with an unexpected hour to spare? Banu Ibrahim and the JOSEPH team tell you where when you’re there.

GUY BOURDAIN
Strand, WC2R 1LA


After Somerset House's Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! last year, the latest exhibition at LFW headquarters highlights another sartorial legend in an expansive showcase. Since Guy Bourdin's professional debut for Paris Vogue in the 1950s, he has been pushing the boundaries for commercial and editorial advertising, with his work capturing more than just products. Bourdain was successfully able to take back the fashion photograph, focusing on the image instead. His pursuit of perfection is nothing short of inspirational; creating provocative images that well surpass the digital age. The exhibition features 100 of the innovator's most famous works, including previously unseen material sourced from his estate, artfully taking viewers through his unparalleled 40-year career.

10 GREEK ST
10 Greek St, W1D 4DH


With its no frills, simple and straightforward cuisine, 10 Greek Street is London's noveau response to farm-to-table. The small eatery is filled with rustic décor, and is even home to a secluded chef's table in the back –a front row seat to Executive Chef Cameron Emirali's culinary artistry. With a daily-changing array of fresh meat and in-season produce, 10 Greek Street offers down to earth plates packed full of fresh flavours. The phrase, “Cooked to perfection” therefore becomes an understatement. And while this small Soho institution prides itself on day-to-day surprises for foodies, what keeps them coming back is the consistency. Regardless of your order, whether it be succulent venison or blood orange infused squid, you can count on simple sustainable meals that never compromise on taste.

THE PALOMAR
34 Rupert Street, W1D 6DN


This unique new Soho restaurant brings Jerusalem’s trendiest food-craze to London. The Machneyuda group runs five hugely popular restaurants in Israel, but here, the Palomar’s Mediterranean food and inviting open kitchen are pretty much a one off. Think Ottolenghi’s middle-eastern fare, but in an exciting –almost-nightclub –inspired atmosphere. From the fresh kubabeh (a Yemeni brioche-style yeast loaf baked in a pot, which comes with a delicious tahini dip), to the signature Jerusalem-style polenta (which comes layered with warm mushroom ragout, asparagus, truffle oil and parmesan), discovering new tastes is the name of the game.

B.Y.O.C
28 Bedfordbury, WC2N 4RB


There is little about B.Y.O.C that reads as conventional. At first glance, its juice bar facade can easily fool those not in the know, but head down to the basement lounge and you'll find a cocktail bar that doesn't serve any alcohol on the premises and offers no drinks menu. Bring your own spirit and their expert mixologists will create unique table-side cocktails for you all night with their encyclopaedic selection of ingredients; including fresh fruit and vegetable juices, herbs, spices, and homemade cordials and bitters. Underground unconventionality may be B.Y.O.C’s initial allure but its unstoppable creativity is the true secret to its success.

JOSEPH FULHAM ROAD
77 Fulham Road SW3 6RE


Don’t miss renowned sculptor and installation artist Yasemen Hussein’s windows at the JOSEPH flagship store.
Floating geisha figures wear the JOSEPH Spring/Summer 2015 collection and wire headpieces designed exclusively by the artist, in collaboration with VIPCorner.